Homecoming festivities set for Oct. 8-10

Paws leads a charge onto the field at Western Carolina University.

Paws leads a charge onto the field at Western Carolina University.

Western Carolina University will celebrate “The Power of Purple” during Homecoming festivities Oct. 8-10.

The annual Alumni Scholarship Homecoming Golf Tournament will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Sequoyah National Golf Club in Whittier. Then, the annual Homecoming parade will begin at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in downtown Sylva. Meanwhile, the Catamount soccer team will play Georgia Southern at the Catamount Athletic Complex. After the soccer game, which begins at 6 p.m., WCU will host the Spirit Night pep rally in the CAC.

On Saturday, Oct. 9, an alumni breakfast will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. in the multipurpose room in the University Center. Tailgating begins at noon before the 3 p.m. Catamount home football game against the Samford Bulldogs.

After the game, a show titled “Homecoming Step Show: Battle for the Yard” will be held in Ramsey Regional Activity Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5.

The weekend concludes Sunday, Oct. 10, with a 3 p.m. Inspirational Choir concert in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom followed by a 4 p.m. Catamount soccer game against Davidson in the CAC.

For more specific event information and how to purchase tickets or make reservations, alumni are invited to visit alumni.wcu.edu and students are invited to visit homecoming.wcu.edu.